Hello there sew folk, I am on final countdown at work before a week of holiday mega -sunshine. I planned to make 100 flippy summer dresses for effortless dressing options, but my sew queue was reorganised when Ma FOB asked me to make her a dress- she’s also off on holiday this week and wanted … More The Merchant & Mills Factory Dress- introducing a guest star
Hey there Sew pals, I hope all of your navigational equipment is working in the noggin and you are finding a way through August. All is well at FOB HQ, I’ve had a few fabric deliveries and had some time not only to sew for myself, but a few gifts for my favourite ladies. In … More A tigress never matches her stripes- The Rosie Dress.
Hey they sew folk, how’s it all going with you all? It’s not bad here- spent last weekend visiting Mama FOB in the country and managed to pop into Millie Moon in Frome. Mother FOB came away with a Merchant & Mills patterns (which she has now added to my sew list for her) and … More No time to lose- True Bias Emerson Pants
Looky here, nothing for a year, then another post after only two weeks! I have just come back from an amazing trip to Finland…a huge thank you to Pete and Raisa who were kind enough to show us around, feed us and let us into their Finnish family for a few days. Going away always … More Unexpected winners- A Finnish submarine & Seamwork Loretta top
Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a nice break and are now as terrified of returning to work as I am. I had a little bit of a sewing break over the winter months, but started 2016 with a sewing session and hope it’ll be more productive sewing year. Although I enjoy … More Gifts and RSI often go hand in hand- Quilting
If we drink enough cocktails, wear enough palm prints and listen to enough Barry Manilow, then we can all pretend we’re in the depths of a tropical heatwave, as opposed to trying to work out which shoes are the most waterproof. For my dear friend’s birthday I was desperate to give her a little October … More Copacabana Nightwear- the damn easy Nightie
I am now back from my holiday and feeling refreshed. Not only has being away got me excited about starting some new projects, it has also given me some energy to show off. Toronto (pronounced Toronuuh if you’re a local) treated me very well and I had a week full of activities, sunshine, chicken wings … More Toronuuh show & tell
So we are in August now and I spent most of July starting at my summer dresses and swedish hasbeens, frowning. Summer you haven’t been so kind to us folks in the UK, sure you threw us a couple of nice days, enough to tan forearms and noses, but not quite enough for us to … More When positive thinking is the last resort- The Bonnell
As promised in my last post, here’s one one of the projects I had been stashing away, as it was birthday gift. For a good few years, I have been making my friends hand embroidered Pyjama bottoms, as Christmas and birthday presents. Then I thought, “hey! I can rev this up a bit and MAKE … More Pyjama Party Presents- the Striped Swallow Coachella shorts.
Firstly I must say that February was a bit of a shit bag wasn’t it? It was cold, with nothing much to look forward to and we were all well past all our good January intentions, of being healthy and mastering a new language with the app we downloaded, during the commute. February was a … More You shall find me swishing about the woods with reckless abandon, or solving crimes…also with reckless abandon.